Virtual Travel with Umami: Shimane

Two men holding shishito peppersUntil we can all travel again, indulge in the deep history and food culture of Japan's beautiful Shimane prefecture virtually.

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Comfort Food Spotlight: Okayu and Zosui

There are many ways to enjoy Japanese rice porridge, whether you're feeling sick or just hoping to warm up after being in the cold. By adding things such as meat, eggs, and vegetables, you can make a hearty and filling meal out of simple ingredients.

Ultimate Guide to Osechi Ryori

Osechi ryori is a celebratory meal in Japan, enjoyed during the New Year holiday and shared with family. The foods that comprise osechi ryori each have its own meaning and symbolism, many representing health, wealth, and happiness for the new year.

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Quick & Easy Recipes

Salmon Saikyo Yaki

Recipe & Video: Salmon Saikyo Yaki

Miso, mirin, and sake provide the flavor-rich marinade base for Salmon Saikyo Yaki, an authentic Japanese food recipe that is popular in restaurants all over the world and now can be created in four easy steps right in your home kitchen.

Butter sauteed spinach and egg

Recipe & Video: Butter Sautéed Spinach and Egg

Soy and butter combine to deliver a savory flavor punch you will not soon forget with our easy-to-make authentic Japanese recipe for butter sautéed spinach and egg scramble that you can make from scratch right in your home kitchen.

Easy Katsuobushi and Broccoli Salad

Recipe & Video: Easy Katsuobushi and Broccoli Salad

Get ready to impress friends and family with our easy-to-follow recipe and video for katsuobushi and broccoli salad, an authentic Japanese food recipe based on just two ingredients yet packing a flavor punch that will get you a standing ovation.

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